Family Solutions 

Helen Ellis, Head of Family Solutions

Early Help is everyone's responsibility. It is about cross agency working and supporting children, young people and their families at the earliest opportunity to ultimately prevent the need for statutory intervention.


The team that is responsible for Early Help at the council is the Family Solutions Team.

Family solutions  encompass a broad range of services whose primary function is to support children, young people and families at an early stage so that the escalation of any possible or potential problems can be avoided.  The Early Help Strategy is supported by family solutions services, working to support children from from pre-birth to 18 years (up to 25 years for young people with a learning or physical disability).

Family Solutions Practice